Week 38 – Student (?) life?!

They say that moving is pretty much #1 on the list of top stressful things in life… and while I initially thought that my move had been plain sailing, there have been a few niggles here and there that have cropped up and made it feature (thankfully not near the top, but there anyway) on my list of recent stresses….

And one of the biggest things on my niggle list was the gas connection.

When the gas guys came out to connect my gas, they discovered a leak. Following this was a lot of frustrating back and forth to the building management to get it resolved (which took nearly 3 weeks!)… so while waiting for this to be resolved, I obviously did not have a stove, or oven. Which meant a lot of two-minutes noodles, toast, or deliveries for dinner 😀

That is, until a friend suggested I get my hands on a hot plate… and so I did. And it changed my life (for all of about 3 days when the gas then got fixed! LOL)

So for those 3 days, I felt like I was a student making do (I am kinda a student anyway, right?!) and I had a good time making pasta and popcorn using my hot plate!

Week 10 – Nutella Cookies

I’m on a bit of a roll at the moment with things in the kitchen… and this week’s something new takes place in the kitchen once again 🙂

This time it’s ‘baking’ – a simple, 3-ingredient recipe for cookies… nutella cookies! Heaven in 3 ingredients 🙂

I came across this recipe from a fellow blogger and promised her I’d give them a try one day… so I did. Although, I ended up with a 4-ingredient recipe because I decided to add a little peanut butter to some of mine 🙂

Mix together into a dough:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup nutella
  • 1 egg (whisked)

Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet, on a baking tray, then flatten with a fork. Pop them into the oven (200°C) for about 10 minutes (mine ended up staying in for about 15 because they just seemed very soft) and then finally – DEVOUR them!

Week 9 – Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day

Shrove Tuesday is the day in February or March that immediately precedes Ash Wednesday – the first day of Lent.

Now, I’m not religious so I don’t actually celebrate Lent, or Shrove Tuesday…. however, since this day is commonly known as Pancake Day, and I LOVE Pancakes, I thought that I would make some for work this year – but I put a bit of a spin on them and I made muffin pancakes 🙂

Ingredients (this make about 8-10 large muffin-pancakes)

  • 2 cups pancake mix (I cheated and used ready-made, store-bought mix)
  • 2 – 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • mixers


  • Mix the pancake mix, eggs and milk in a bowl
  • Pour into a muffin tray (I added liners to the tray first)
  • Add in any mixers
    • I used mushrooms, bacon, chocolate bits, blueberries and left some plain
  • Bake in the oven at about 200°C for about 12 minutes (or until you can insert a toothpick and remove it cleanly)
  • ENJOY 🙂